How She Moms show

How She Moms

Summary: Whitney Archibald, a mother of five, is on a quest to find out how different moms solve the same problems. She picks a new topic each episode and collects ideas from other moms so you can pick and choose what works for you and your family.

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 70 How Jasmine Cultivates Maddie's Talents | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:11

Jasmine and Madison Wilson have made music, love, and laughter their family creed, as well as their Instagram handle (@musiclovelaughter). In this episode, we talk about how Jasmine has cultivated her young daughter's musical talent, helping her write and record original songs as early as age 6. 

 69 How She Discovers Kids' Talents | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:45

The first in a three-episode series about one of the very best parts of motherhood--discovering each of our kids’ unique talents and helping them cultivate those talents.

 68 How Andrea Davis Manages Screen Time | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:03

Andrea Davis, founder of Better Screen Time, shares how her whole family works together to set boundaries around technology, and keep an ongoing, positive dialogue about screentime. Resources:

 67 How Whitney Experiments--Summer 2021 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:54

A rundown of the experiments we're trying in the Archibald home this summer, from cooking classes to way too many sports to chores.

 66 How She Helps Her Gluten Free Kids | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:21

I teamed up with two other moms of gluten free kids to talk about how we help our gluten free kids. As I like to do on this podcast, we’ll start by talking about our gluten free strategies—our overall approach—and move to more specific tactics and then the logistics of cooking gluten free and keeping our gluten-free kids fed and healthy. Resources:

 65 How Meghann Grieves Her Daughter | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:55

Meghann Guentensberger lost her daughter in a tragic accident four years ago. In this episode she tells her story of the accident, her family’s journey through grief, and her mission to follow Rylie’s example of spreading love and kindness, by starting a non-profit organization called Rylies ARK, which stands for Acts of Random Kindness.  You can learn more about this amazing organization at, and you can read Meghann's beautiful writing at

 (Encore) How She Travels with Kids | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:01

Traveling when you have kids takes patience, planning, and creativity, even if you're leaving them home, but it can be done! And—usually—it’s worth all the pain. This episode shares creative tips and tricks from planning to packing to entertaining kids in the car and making it through the airport, and then to the adventures themselves. Happy travels!

 64 How Leslie Graff Pursues Her Passions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:41

Leslie Graff rediscovered her passion for creating art around the time she also became a mom. What she didn’t anticipate was how much each of these pursuits would enrich the other.

 63 How Nancy Maldonado Pursues Her Passions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:33

Nancy Maldonado became the CEO of the Chicano Federation of San Diego in January 2019, which meant she had about a year to prepare for the organization’s COVID-19 response--without any clue that that’s what she was preparing for. I talked to Nancy about how she discovered her passion for helping underserved communities and how she manages her career and motherhood. We also had a great conversation about mommy wars and mom guilt. 

 62 How Wendy and Alex Pursue Their Passions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:28

Wendy Castellanos-Wolf and Alexandra Rozo met while pursuing a shared passion for Flamenco dancing, and recently started pursing a new passion project together, as co-hosts of the Mama Cita podcast. You’ll love this conversation all about how they discovered their passions, how they pursue them as busy moms, and how they deal with mom guilt.

 61 How She Identifies Her Passions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:41

In this episode, nine different women share how they discovered their passions, from law to flamenco. Some of these women have pursued their passions through their careers, some through hobbies, some through volunteer work. Others weave their passions through everything they do.

 60 How Monica Tanner Prioritizes Marriage, Family, and Work | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:44

Monica Tanner is passionate about marriages and families and, well, passion itself. In fact, she’s made a career of it. She started a company called On the Brighter Side of Marriage, to combine marriage and business coaching. In this episode, we’re going to talk to Monica about how she prioritizes marriage, family, and work--in that order. 

 59 How You Do Laundry | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:44

Buried in laundry? This workshop will help you craft your own realistic laundry system, using ideas from lots of different families. To get the most out of the workshop, you can buy a $5 workbook at

 58 How Lubna Jamal Teaches Her Kids About Their Heritage | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:06

Lubna Jamal immigrated to the United States from Pakistan about 20 years ago to marry her husband, a recent immigrant himself. Last week, I invited her into my fancy podcasting studio/aka my bedroom closet to talk to her about how she teaches her two sons about their cultural heritage and family history.

 57 How She Transitions to Motherhood: Work | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:04

To work or to stay home with your baby. That is the question. Or that used to be the question. Or maybe we just thought it was the question. The truth is, we have more than two options when it comes to motherhood and work—more options than mothers have ever had, thanks in part to pioneering feminists who came before us, advances in technology, and changes in the way we do business. Today, we’ll focus on this pivotal time for making career decisions, right after you have your first baby. 


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